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Jennifer B.
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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May 19, 2008
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Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. ~Josephine Hart

Betrayal by the body is quite possibly the worst betrayal of all, since it affects the most important relationship: the one you have with yourself. ~JB

Jennifer B.'s Blog

Such a thing as being too positve?

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 6:00pm 6 Comments

So I'm majorly reliving my diagnosis upon this anniversary of 1 year ago this week. And not at all in a positve way. All the anger, frustration, resentment, despair,'s all been very strong this week. I haven't been llike that continuously for the past year, but I always had those moments, which from reading other D's stories, seems normal.

I believe that when one is in pain, sometimes you cannot see clearly, but you can see things you're unable to see otherwise. In… Continue

Constantly evolving your practices since diagnosis

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

I was diagnosed 1 year ago, May 08. In the summer, I remember I would go to the restroom to test or shoot up. Now? I've shot up in the movies, at the dinner table, in my car at the stoplight, and on a moving subway. Why was I concerned about other people feeling weird when I had to inject MYSELF? I WISH someone would tell me it makes them uncomfortable now. I would tell them: f.u.! I gotta do it 4 times a day to live. Who's the one uncomfortable?

On my 1 year anniversary of being diagnosed with Type 1

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 8:44pm 4 Comments

Dear pancreas,

It's been a year since you decided to let me know you were no longer going to produce the insulin I need to live. I'm still angry at you about this. I hope we can make peace soon, because I miss my old self so badly but I know you can't change your destruction. I want to forgive you. I want to understand. I hope one day I do.

Your mind & soul.

Jennifer B.'s Discussions

Higher education tied to rare form of diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta Oct 25, 2010. 7 Replies

Type1 arrested in NYC for injecting on subway

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cason Aug 18, 2010. 66 Replies

I wonder about Judge Sotomayor's BG during the hearing...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Rawlings Jul 13, 2009. 8 Replies

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julez_79 commented on Jennifer B.'s blog post 'Such a thing as being too positve?'
"I know you posted this years ago, but I just read your words and having been diagnosed 8 months ago, I just want to say I very much feel your pain and understand what you are writing about. When I was diagnosed and started to tell the people around…"
Feb 18, 2013
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"Hi Jennifer U was my Patient at jackson right??"
Feb 8, 2013
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Levemir users

This group is for users of Levemir insulin to meet and chat about this insulin.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life,…See More
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"Welcome neighbor!! :)"
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This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.See More
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At 8:46am on February 8, 2013, Sugarito said…

Hi Jennifer U was my Patient at jackson right??

At 9:25pm on July 5, 2012, Rinku said…

how are you Jennifer?

At 11:47am on March 16, 2012, earthling said…

Hi Jennifer. I just stumbled upon your query about homeopathy from awhile back. Homeopathy works wonders for me too. Does arnica still lower your BG? What dilution were you taking? I learned homeopathy when my children were young. I used various remedies to heal their illnesses both serious and common. Sometimes I couldn't find the "right" remedy, but often, almost every time, I could. Was able to spare them the endless antibiotics modern children are (over)dosed with.

As for the mechanism of its effect, it is not mechanical like allopathic medicine. it is energetic. There is a book named "The Field" that discusses quantum (physics) level phenomena in terms almost accessible to lay people. I found it a tough read, but fascinating because I too wondered how the heck remedies could possibly work so effectively as my actual experiences had shown me?? (I was raised in an M.D.-infested family where >Science< was the ONLY accepted religion...) Anyway, she explains it really well somewhere in the middle of the book,

Everyone poo-pooed Newton and Galileo too. Because what people of that time took to be absolute proven truth, well.. it wasn't!

At 1:42pm on September 16, 2011, Terry said…
Jennifer - Thanks for the friend request. Yes, I was a little taken aback by the harsh judgement of some fellow diabetics here regarding the Walgreens clerk. Some people's sense of justice is black and white with never a consideration for the human element. If justice was that simple then it could be administered with a machine/computer! Because there's a human element in every case our system uses human judges and juries. I really like your rhetorical question about why there appears to be such a lack of support for our diabetic sister. Well stated!

I've seen Kelly's response to your comment and am unmoved by her arguments. I need to leave that thread alone for now!
At 5:40pm on October 31, 2010, MikeyType1 said…
Happy Halloween
At 10:11pm on September 30, 2010, Qayoom said…
Good morning!
"The treasure of the body is more valuable
than that stored in the safe,
and the treasure accumulated in the heart
is more valuable than the treasure
the body. So, dedicate themselves
accumulate in the treasure of
heart. "
A beautiful day!
At 1:32am on August 21, 2010, MikeyType1 said…
Hey friend! Thanks for the invite.
: )
At 1:34am on August 20, 2010, MikeyType1 said…
That was a great topic you started
"Name one positive thing about having diabetes" !
I really enjoyed reading peoples thoughts about that. Thanks!
At 9:45pm on May 25, 2010, Miss Miss said…
Jenn how are things?
At 7:35am on July 6, 2009, Tim aka "Dj Insulin" said…

Yep the economy killed underground music where here in DC. It wasn't a huge scene to begin with and honestly I do it as a side job for extra spending and fun. I haven't played much at all this year. Seems that all the clubs down here have gone to pop/dance music. I'm hopefully playing a few gigs in August but till then i'll just keep writing music and enjoying the warm weather!



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